Eq"ui*ta*ble(?), a. [F. quitable, from quit. See Equity.] 1. Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as, an equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an estate; equitable men.
No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was equitable.Macaulay.
2. (Law) That can be sustained or made available or effective in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity jurisprudence; as, an equitable estate; equitable assets, assignment, mortgage, etc. Abbott.
Syn. -- Just; fair; reasonable; right; honest; impartial; candid; upright.
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